Houston Rockets sign Tarik Black


On Wednesday, Houston announced they signed Tarik Black to a rookie contract. Black, who went undrafted in this year’s NBA Draft, signed on to Houston’s Summer League team and played on both the team’s Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League squads.

Black only played one season at Kansas after making a graduate transfer from Memphis. Black finished the 2013-14 season averaging 5.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. The forward out of Memphis, Tenn.,  went out with a bang with the Jayhawks as he scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his final two NCAA tournament games.

Overall, Black appeared in 135 NCAA contests, averaging 8.4 points on 61.4% shooting, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.

Black averaged 10.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and a team-leading 1.0 blocks in 20.0 minutes per game in his five Orlando Summer League appearances. Additionally, Black played in eight games for the Rockets in the Las Vegas Summer League.

The last undrafted Jayhawk to play in the NBA was senior Sherron Collins. Collins played one season for the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Hornets) in 2010-11. Collins played 20 games and averaged 0.9 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game